November 29, 2022

The closing night time HBO/HBO Max-hosted Westworld panel on the ATX TV Pageant supplied a glimpse into what’s coming in Season 4, set seven years after the chaotic conclusion of Season 3. The brand new season contains the return of Evan Rachel Wooden as a brand new character, and James Marsden — who performed Dolores’ love curiosity Teddy Flood in Seasons 1 and a couple of — can even be again in a brand new incarnation.

The panel featured Lisa Pleasure (Co-Creator, Author, Director, Government Producer), Alison Schapker (Author & Government Producer), actors Wooden, Jeffrey Wright (Bernard/Arnold), Luke Hemsworth (Stubbs), Angela Sarafya (unforgettable and maybe unkillable Clementine), and Aurora Perrineau (a Season 4 addition as an as-yet-unnamed pivotal character).

When requested about the way forward for the collection, Pleasure replied, “We’ve this concept of the place we wish the mythology to go, however alongside the way in which, as you get to know these unbelievable skills — as you get to know what they’re able to, as you get to know them as folks — you see totally different nuances of their personalities that you just simply wish to exploit alongside the way in which. A lot of the enjoyable is attending to work with these characters that [though] it begins on the web page, and also you’ve seen it delivered to life by these actors, they encourage you. It’s a type of iterative course of, and also you write to the magic that they convey.”

The character of Dolores met a distinguished finish in Season 3, requiring the creation of a totally new character for Wooden in Season 4 — “a traditional lady dwelling in a giant metropolis, attempting to make it as a author,” in accordance with Pleasure.

Wooden added, “There’s a woman named Christina — she’s fantastic and simply attempting to make it within the huge metropolis. And that huge metropolis appears considerably like New York. You’re a author, you might have a job, then there are these dates you go on… it’s slim pickings on the market, not going nice. There’s a variety of duds, [and] some good ones.”

Added Pleasure, “Christina appears lots like Rachel Wooden however possibly extra nerdy. Much less plundering and murdering, extra relationship. Everybody else went out within the grime/warmth [for Season 4] and she or he’s at her desk.”

Season 3 additionally noticed the emergence of a “buddy crew” with the characters Bernard and Stubbs, and after being requested what area that his character Bernard is in going into Season 4, Wright replied, “It’s all a rabbit gap inside a rabbit gap. Bernard goes Alice once more. For the viewers, it was a thriller as to the place he went, what he would discover, and if he did emerge, the place he could be when he did. (It’s a) lot of mud and a variety of thriller.”

ATX TV Festival 2022

Westworld panel at ATX TV Pageant 2022, photograph by Christine St. Laurent courtesy of ATX

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